2017 CSA ~ Week 7

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WHATS IN YOUR SHARE THIS WEEK:

  • Collards
  • Beets
  • Lettuce
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Zucchini
  • Strawberries

SOME SITES ONLY:

  • Broccoli
  • Cherry Tomatoes

RECIPES:

Gumbo Z’Herbes

Pasta w/Cauliflower & Collards

Root Vegetable Stew with Herbed Dumplings

General Tso’s Cauliflower

Sicilian Cauliflower Pasta

Sweet & Sour Strawberry Semifreddo w/Black Sesame Seeds

I actually really love working on the farm….my commute is only 4 miles, and when I turn into the driveway, I am greeted by such a majestic view that I feel blessed every day! Such a gorgeous place to spend my days. That being said, today was even more glorious than usual…..the sun is shining, the day was warm but not too hot, there is a cool breeze blowing. Doesn’t get much better than this!

It was too nice to spend the whole day in the office, so I decided it was a good day for a farm walk….hey, why don’t you come along with me! We’ll see how things are growing, and maybe we’ll make a little game out of it….I’ll show you pictures, and you see how many of the vegetables you can recognize! Ready….let’s go!

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#1 ~ Hint: These grow underground and come in all shapes and sizes!

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#2 ~ Hint: This veggie looks sort of alien but is very versatile, used in dishes from soups to salads

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#3 ~ Hint: This is the flower of this veggie, and can be eaten as well!

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#4 ~ Hint; this veggie makes a dish that is a classic for Thanksgiving dinner!

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#5 ~ Hint: The name of this veggie reminds you of a chicken, but they’re not related in any way! 

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#6 ~ Hint: This veggie should be able to hear!

I had such a good time walking around the farm today, and I enjoyed being able to mingle with the crew while they harvested your veggies….

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Chad, Erik, Kiegan and Kevin harvesting strawberries for you….we may have to weigh them on the way out of the field!

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Shenoa, Jeremy, Josh, Kyle & Jesse bunching carrots in the field….we often wonder how many times these carrots will be handled from seed to table!

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This is a cover crop we grew this year called Phacelia tanacetifolia. It’s also a crop that bees love! Its quick to grow and flower, and is listed as one of the top 20  honey-producing flowers for honeybees and is also attractive to bumblebees. Because it flowers abundantly and for long periods, it can increase beneficial insect number and diversity, and provides high quality nectar and pollen.

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This is another beautiful field of a cover crop called Buckwheat…we use it to nourish our fields, and also to attract pollinators…the bees love it and I wish you could have heard the hum from all of the bee activity in the field today.

Thanks for taking a walk with me today around the farm….if you ever want to do so in person,  you’re welcome to! We might not always have time to give you a full on tour, but you’re welcome to walk around and enjoy the beauty and to see how your food is growing.

Hope you have a great week, and of course, enjoy your veggies!

Linda

PS…..Did you guess what veggies were in the pictures?

Answers: #1-potatoes, #2-celeriac, #3-zucchini, #4-green beans, #5-eggplant, #6-corn

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